The new year got off to a fast start with the release of Judas Priest's highly anticipated follow-up to Redeemer of Souls, their Top 10 Billboard hit from 2014. Joe Satriani and Joe Perry also assembled all-star casts for their respective new solo albums.

Elsewhere, there was an impressive slate of reissues and live albums on tap, as well – beginning with the expanded edition of Fleetwood Mac's career-making self-titled 1975 album. The three-disc set now includes an entire album of extras, while the deluxe edition is highlighted by a 5.1 surround sound remix.

Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption featured Robert Plant and his current band, the Sensational Space Shifters, performing an October 2016 show at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel Theatre that helped raise funds for the David Lynch Foundation. Their set includes plenty of solo stuff, as well as several Led Zeppelin songs.

Firepower boasted a sturdy connection back to Judas Priest's glory years, in the form of co-producer Tom Allom. An engineer on Black Sabbath's first three albums, Allom earlier worked with Judas Priest on such favorites as British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance and Defenders of the Faith.

What Happens Next found Satriani collaborating with bassist Glenn Hughes (from Deep Purple and the recently reunited Black Country Communion), and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who also plays with Satriani in Chickenfoot. Perry's Sweetzerland Manifesto, his first non-holiday solo album in eight years, features collaborations with Robin Zander of Cheap Trick.

More information on these and other rock releases can be found below. Remember to check back here as this list is continuously updated throughout the year.

Jan. 5
Daryl Hall and John Oates, Livetime (remastered)
Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell (vinyl)

Jan. 12
Bad Company, Live at Red Rocks
Big Star, Live at Lafayette’s Music Room-Memphis, TN
Joe Satriani, What Happens Next
Stealers Wheel, The A&M Years
Thin Lizzy, Black Roses / Chinatown (single-disc reissue)
Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything; A Wizard, A True Star (reissues)

Jan. 19
Black Label Society [Zakk Wylde], Grimmest Hits
Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac: Deluxe Edition
Ghost, Ceremony and Devotion
Harry Chapin, The Bottom Line Archive: Live 1981
Joe Perry, Sweetzerland Manifesto
Ten Years After, 1967-1974
Walking Papers [Guns N' Roses and Screaming Trees], WP2
Whitesnake, The Purple Tour (Live)

Jan. 26
Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, Black Coffee
Delta Deep, East Coast Live
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, The Age of Absurdity
Rick Springfield, The Snake King
Ringo Starr, Ringo; Goodnight Vienna (vinyl)
Steve Hackett, Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

Feb. 2
Dr. John, Remedies / Desitively Bonnaroo (reissue)
Gordon Lightfoot, East of Midnight / Waiting For You / A Painter Passing Through (two-disc reissue)
Grateful Dead, Road Trips, Vol. 4 No. 3 – Denver ’73 (reissue)
John Oates, Arkansas
Poco, The Songs of Paul Cotton
Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane, Mahoney’s Last Stand
Roxy Music, Roxy Music: Deluxe Edition; Super Deluxe Edition
Saxon, Thunderbolt
W.A.S.P., Re-Idolized: Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol (expanded reissue)
Frank Zappa, The Roxy Performances

Feb. 9
Chris Hillman [Byrds], The Asylum Years
Jethro Tull, Heavy Horses: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Reissue
John Kay and Steppenwolf, Steppenwolf at 50
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption
Timothy B. Schmit [Eagles], Playin’ It Cool
Spirit, Clear (reissue)
Toto, 40 Trips Around the Sun

Feb. 16
Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits (vinyl)
The Choir [Raspberries], Artifact: The Unreleased Album
John Corabi, Live 94: One Night in Nashville
Dizzy Reed [Guns N' Roses], Rock 'N Roll Ain't Easy
Glass Tiger, 31
Neal Morse, Life & Times
Phil Everly, There’s Nothing Too Good for My Baby / Mystic Line (single-disc reissue)
Van Morrison, Van Morrison In Concert (DVD)

Feb. 23
Bon Jovi, This House Is Not for Sale: Expanded Edition
David Bowie, Low; ‘Heroes’; Stage; Lodger; and Scary Monsters [And Super Creeps] (remastered vinyl)
The Doors, Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Dukes of the Orient [Asia], Dukes of the Orient
Edgar Winter, I’ve Got News for You (box set)
Eric Clapton, Complete Clapton (vinyl)
Hawkwind, The Emergency Broadcast Years: 1994-1997
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive Volume 10: May 20th, 1990 Hilo Civic Auditorium
John Mayall, Three for the Road
Michael Landau, Rock Bottom
Neil Young, Harvest Moon (vinyl)
Todd Rundgren, All Sides of the Roxy: May 1978
Various artists, Concert for George (deluxe box set)
The Weight [The Band], World Gone Mad

March 2
Joan Baez, Whistle Down the Wind
Randy Bachman, By George — By Bachman
Ry Cooder, Paris, Texas (vinyl)

March 9
David Byrne, American Utopia
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme, American Valhalla: The Story of 'Post Pop Depression' (DVD)
Jimi Hendrix, Both Sides of the Sky
Judas Priest, Firepower
Marillion, Brave: Deluxe Edition
Myles Kennedy [Slash], Year of the Tiger
Tom Waits, Closing Time (vinyl)

March 16
Dean Ween Group, Rock2
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots
Spirit, It Shall Be: The Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972

March 23
Grateful Dead, The Best of the Grateful Dead Live – Volume I: 1969-1977 (vinyl)
Jack White, Boarding House Reach
Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won (reissue)
Monster Magnet, Mindfucker
Moody Blues, Days of Future Passed Live
Neil Young, Paradox
Procol Harum, Still There’ll Be More: An Anthology 1967-2017
Rick Parfitt [Status Quo], Over and Out
Tom Waits, Closing Time; The Heart of Saturday Night; Nighthawks at the Diner; Small Change; Foreign Affairs; Blue Valentine; and Heartattack and Vine (reissues)

March 30
The Cars, Shake It Up; Heartbeat City (expanded reissues)
Damnation of Adam Blessing, Damnation of Adam Blessing; Second Damnation (reissues)
First National Band [Michael Nesmith], Magnetic South, Loose Salute and Nevada Fighter (reissues)
Rob Zombie, Limited Edition Vinyl Box

April 6
Blackberry Smoke, Find a Light
Chicago, Chicago: VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do)
Chris Cornell and others, Johnny Cash: Forever Words
The Dead Daisies, Burn It Down
Gary Wright, The Dream Weaver; The Light of Smiles; Touch and Gone; Headin’ Home (two-disc reissue)
John Fogerty, Centerfield (remastered vinyl)
King Crimson, Live in Vienna 2016
Love, Forever Changes: 50th Anniversary Edition
Paul Carrack [Squeeze, Mike + the Mechanics], These Days
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Memories in Rock II
Terry Kath, Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience (DVD)

April 13
The Damned, Evil Spirits
David Bowie, Changestwobowie
Dire Straits, The Studio Albums 1978-1991
Harry Smalls [Harry Shearer], Smalls Change
Metallica, The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited (reissue)
Peter Banks, Be Well, Be Safe, Be Lucky: The Anthology
The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band / Trouble in Paradise (single-disc reissue)
Toto, All In (box set)

April 20
Black Stone Cherry, Family Tree
Dokken, Return to the East 2016
The Flaming Lips, Seeing the Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of the Flaming Lips 1986-1990 (six-CD box set): Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips
Linda Ronstadt, Mad Love (vinyl)
The Melvins, Pinkus Abortion Technician
Pete Townshend, Who Came First: 45th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Sting and Shaggy, 44/876
Stryper, God Damn Evil
Todd Rundgren / Utopia, The Road To Utopia: The Complete Recordings 1974-82 (seven-disc box set)
The Who, Live at the Fillmore East 1968
Various artists, Playing for Change: Listen to the Music [Doobie Brothers, David Crosby, Warren Haynes, Dr. John + others]
Various artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert (four-disc DVD/Blu-ray set)

April 21: Record Store Day
AC/DC, Back In Black (cassette)
The Alarm, Where the Two Rivers Meet
The Allman Brothers Band, Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival, July 3 & 5, 1970
Arcade Fire, EP
The B-52's, Rock N' Rockets
The Beau Brummels, Bradley's Barn
Jeff Beck, Truth
Belly, Feel
Chuck Berry, Greatest Hits
Big Audio Dynamite II, On the Road Live '92
Blue Öyster Cult, Rarities Vol. 2
David Bowie, David Bowie
David Bowie, Bowie Now
David Bowie, Welcome to the Blackout
David Bowie, Let's Dance (Full Length Demo)
Tim Buckley, I Can't See You
Tim Buckley, Live at the Troubadour
Jeff Buckley, Live at Sin-e: Legacy Edition
Buffalo Tom, "The Only Living Boy In New York" b/w "The Seeker"
Buffalo Tom, Big Red Letter Day
Eric Burdon & the Animals, Nights in San Francisco
Car Seat Headrest, Twin Fantasy (Mirror To Mirror)
Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison: 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition
Johnny Cash, "I Love You Because" / "You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven"
Cheech & Chong, Up In Smoke (40th Anniversary)
Eric Clapton, Rush (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Eric Clapton, Complete Clapton
Gene Clark, Back Street Mirror
Gary Clark Jr. with Junkie, Come Together
Elvis Costello, "Someone Else's Heart"
The Cure, Mixed Up
The Cure, Torn Down (Mixed Up Extra)
Def Leppard, Live at Abbey Road
Dickey Betts, Dickey Betts Band: Live at the Lone Star Roadhouse
Bo Diddley, 16 All -Time Greatest Hits
The Doors, The Matrix Part II
Duran Duran, Thanksgiving Live
Duran Duran, Duran Duran Budokan
Bob Dylan & the Grateful Dead, Dylan & the Dead
Steve Earle & the Dukes, Live From the Continental Club
Europe, Walk the Earth
Eurythmics, 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)
Flamin' Groovies, Grease
The Flaming Lips, The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon
Fleet Foxes "Crack Up (Choral Version)"/"In the Morning (Live in Switzerland)"
Fleetwood Mac, Tango In The Night Alternate
John Fogerty, Centerfield
Jerry Garcia, Run for the Roses
Marvin Gaye, Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing: The Remixes
Gov't Mule, Girl With No Self Esteem
Grateful Dead, Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
John Wesley Harding, Greatest Other People's Hits
Mickey Hart, RAMU
Hawkwind, Dark Matter (The Alternative Liberty / U.A. Years 1970 - 1974)
Jimi Hendrix, "Mannish Boy" b/w "Trash Men"
Robyn Hitchcock, Robyn Hitchcock & His LA Squires
Hot Tuna, Live at the New Orleans House
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Live at Twist & Shout
Jesus Jones, Zeroes + Ones 25th Anniversary
Jethro Tull, Moths
The Kinks, Phobia
Led Zeppelin, "Friends"/"Rock And Roll"
Arthur Lee and Love, Coming Through You
Linkin Park, One More Night Live
Living Colour, Live at CBGB's 12.19.89
Kenny Loggins, Return to Pooh Corner
The Lone Bellow, Live at Grimey's
Madonna, The First Album
Madonna, You Can Dance
George Martin, Beatles to Bond and Bach
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
The MC5, "I Can Only Give You Everything"/"I Just Don't Know"
The MC5 "Looking At You"/"Borderline"
Randy Meisner, Take It to the Limit
The Moody Blues, Say It With Love
Van Morrison, "Close Enough For Jazz"/"Things"
Van Morrison, Alternative Moondance
Motörhead, Heroes
The National, Boxer Live In Brussels
Nico, "I'm Not Sayin'" / "The Last Mile"
Harry Nilsson, Pussy Cats
Phish, Billy Breathes
Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Mono)
The Police, "Roxanne"
Iggy Pop, Live at the Ritz, NYC 1986
Elvis Presley, The King in the Ring
Prince, 1999
Rage Against the Machine, Live at the Democratic National Convention 2000
Ramones, Sundragon Sessions
The Rascals, The Complete Singles A's & B's
Lou Reed, Animal Serenade
Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson, The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words: With Vin Scelsa
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Raven's Reels--Knoxville
The Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request
Saxon, Princess of the Night
The Shins V. Los Lobos, The Fear
Small Faces "Lazy Sunday" (stereo) / "Ogdens Nut Gone Flake" (Alt mono mix)
The Smithereens, The Smithereens Play Tommy
Patty Smyth and Scandal, Goodbye to You! Best of the '80s Live
Pompeii [Mott the Hoople, Mountain], Secret Sessions
Soul Asylum, Live From Liberty Lunch, Austin TX, December 3, 1992
Soundgarden, A-Sides
Bruce Springsteen, Greatest Hits
The Stooges, The Stooges (Detroit Edition)
The Sundays, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Sublime, Sublime
Superchunk, "What a Time to Be Alive (Acoustic)" b/w "Erasure (Acoustic)"
Tangerine Dream, Zeit
George Thorogood & the Destroyers, "Shot Down"/"Ain't Coming Home"
Johnny Thunders, So Alonesome
U2, "Lights of Home"
Uncle Tupelo, No Depression: Demos
Tom Waits, Brawlers
Tom Waits, Bawlers
Tom Waits, Bastards
Whitesnake, 1987 (30th Anniversary Edition)
The Who, The Kids Are Alright
Wilco, Live at the Troubadour 11/12/96
Johnny Winter, The King of Slide
Yes, Tormato
Neil Young, Tonight's the Night Live at the Roxy
Frank Zappa, "Lumpy Gravy" b/w "Primordial"

April 27
Chris Squire, Fish Out of Water (limited-edition box set)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tuff Enuff (reissue)
Foreigner, With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Godsmack, When Legends Rise
Steve Wynn [Dream Syndicate], Kerosene Man; Dazzling Display (reissues)
Van Morrison, You're Driving Me Crazy

May 4
Brian Eno, Music for Installations
Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water (vinyl)

May 11
Jizzy Pearl [Ratt, Quiet Riot], All You Need Is Soul

May 18
Dire Straits, The Studio Albums 1978-1991 (six-disc box set)
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. [Jellyfish], Glamping (EP)
Steve Miller Band, Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976)

May 25
Don Airey [Deep Purple], One of a Kind (vinyl)
Spock’s Beard, Noise Floor

June 1
Def Leppard, The CD Collection: Volume 1 (seven-disc box set)

TBA / Rumored:
Ace Frehley (untitled, details here)
Adler (untitled, details here)
Ann Wilson, Songs for the Living, Vol. 1
Billy Gibbons, Billy Gibbons and the BFGs Go to Cuba
Bruce Springsteen (untitled, details here)
Cranberries (untitled, details here)
Greta Van Fleet (untitled, details here)
Hollywood Vampires (untitled, details here)
Lemmy Kilmister (untitled solo debut, details here)
Mick Mars / John Corabi (untitled, details here)
Ozzy Osbourne (untitled, details here)
Neil Young, Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live
Paul McCartney (untitled, details here)
Paul Rodgers, Free Spirit: Celebrating the Music of Free
Richie Sambora / Orianthi (untitled, details here)
Rod Stewart, Blood Red Roses
Smashing Pumpkins (untitled EPs, details here)
Steve Perry (untitled, details here)
Tesla (untitled, details here)
Tom Petty Wildflowers: All the Rest
Tool (untitled, details here)
Wolfgang Van Halen (untitled, details here)



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